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Next Generation Solar Cells Made From Graphene -- One Photon Can Be Converted Into Multiple Electrons

Next Generation Solar Cells Made From Graphene -- One Photon Can Be Converted Into Multiple Electrons | SJC Science | Scoop.it
A new discovery by researchers at the ICFO has revealed that graphene is even more efficient at converting light into electricity than previously known. Graphene is capable of converting a single photon of light into multiple electrons able to drive electric current. The discovery is an important one for next-generation solar cells, as well as other light-detecting and light-harvesting technologies. A paradigm shift in the materials industry is likely within the near-future as a variety of unique materials replaces those that we commonly use today, such as plastics. Among these new materials, graphene stands out. The single-atom-thick sheet of pure carbon has an enormous number of potential applications across a variety of fields. Its potential use in high-efficiency, flexible, and transparent solar cells is among the potential applications. Some of the other most discussed applications include: foldable batteries/cellphones/computers, extremely thin computers/displays, desalination and water purificationtechnology, fuel distillation, integrated circuits, single-molecule gas sensors, etc.
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Fusion: The quest to recreate the Sun’s power on Earth

Fusion: The quest to recreate the Sun’s power on Earth | SJC Science | Scoop.it
Gaia Vince watches the construction of the world’s biggest fusion energy reactor and wonders whether this ambitious and expensive project will actually work.
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More Good News About The 'Scientific Accident That May Change The World' | Science | ReWire | KCET | @scoopit http://sco.lt/...

More Good News About The 'Scientific Accident That May Change The World' | Science | ReWire | KCET | @scoopit http://sco.lt/... | SJC Science | Scoop.it
That battery life video that had gone viral due to a recent post on UpWorthy now has an update. (Que tal uma bateria fina como papel, flexível e leve, que carrega em 2 segundos um celular que funciona 24h?
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New Study Analyzes Heavy Metal Dancing

New Study Analyzes Heavy Metal Dancing | SJC Science | Scoop.it
Scientists have analyzed mosh pits at heavy metal concerts, finding patterns similar to gaseous particle behavior.
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Solar burst: Sunraysia secures ‘game-changing’ third power station

Solar burst: Sunraysia secures ‘game-changing’ third power station | SJC Science | Scoop.it
A THIRD solar power station is on its way to Sunraysia.
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Innovative design... 80 of these rotating solar power stations are planned for the Mildura region. They are meant to be significantly more efficient than flat panels.

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